Children enjoy a rich life that few lucky adults are invited partially into.  Somewhere along the line we lose our connection to whatever it is that allows children access to so many amazing, vibrant, very real worlds.  Thankfully, through our own willingness to reconnect, on occasion we are given glimpses of the realms within which we used to hold court.  Today I caught one of these glimpses.

Lily-Ann built a labyrinth.

While I know a tiny bit about the world she created and was immersed in, I was mostly captivated by her, and her full belief in this place.  Here’s a small piece of it that I hope will spark something within you.  A quality of truth, as it were.

a labyrinth

Of sticks, and stones, and growing things.


About Tobi-Dawne

Tobi-Dawne Smith is many things to many people... photographer, canine behaviour expert, equal rights activist, green politician, lactivist, intactivist, writer, crafter, dog handler, third wave feminist, etc. But most important in her life is her role as mother to an amazing five year old. Learn more about TD at follow her blog at get to know her daughter at or check out her work at

Posted on June 3, 2010, in Nikon D70, Our World and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I was outside on the back deck with Autumn one afternoon,watching her play.A breeze blew styrofoam cup across the the deck,she pointed and let out a joyful scream. I was so amazed by this.and she was so happy to see it move from one spot to the next. She chased it. and waited for the next breeze to work it’s magic.Now if i was alone, i could’ve never enjoyed that moment of a cup blowing in the wind, i woulda been like ” who left this out here?” Dose anyone know how long it takes for this biodigrate?” I’ll never tire of the light she can shine in the simple things we adults have forgotten.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: